HTC Facing One Mini Casing Shortage
The HTC One mini was announced earlier this year, but it seems that HTC might be running into some issues with regards to the production of the casings for the handset, which some believe has led to poor third quarter sales for the company.
According to Reuters, HTC is facing a One Mini casing shortage – reportedly linked to “design difficulties. HTC experienced a similar issue with the full-sized HTC One earlier this year. Back in March, the company couldn’t procure enough camera sensors and metal frames for the device, which ended up launching later than expected. That delay meant HTC couldn’t get a sales jump on the then-upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4.
If you’re thinking that HTC has to ship millions of One Mini units, and that’s why it can’t produce enough of them, it’s not: some analysts estimate that only around 200,000 units are being shipped monthly.
The third quarter of the year ends next week, with the report expected in October, so we’ll see just how bad of a time HTC is actually having.